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Referee Angus Gardner dissects controversial mid-air contest rulings

When I said "the players" I meant the players in the video.... Not "the players of the world"...

However, now you brought it up, I actually believe these players are probably a pretty fair representation of the players of the world...Why?... Because frankly, no one really has a bloody clue who's who in moonbat zoo when it comes down to these decisions.... In the recent Sanchez video, if I was the bent nose player, I'd be pissed at Sanchez but also feel extremely lucky I caught the ball, because I wouldn't be able to help feeling that if I'd dropped the ball is be off with a red...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Nicolas Sanchez banned for dangerous challenge after only being penalised

It's been my understanding in the past that during the game, referees are to judge the actions of a player, not the intention.. intent is for the citing mob to decide on when they consider the size of a ban...

Player punched in the face, red card. Ends up in front of the citing mob where he pleads he didn't mean to, he is terrified of bees and if you look closely he's actually trying to swat away a bee when the opposing players nose gets in the way... "Ah ok, no intent, no ban" or some shit like that.

The problem nowadays is the laws have twisted themselves into a corner where by referees are now judge jury and executioner... Referees now have to look at the build up to the incident, the incident itself, the outcome of the incident and whether a player meant to do it or not...

We've seen players red carded when running eyes on the ball in the air and someone jumps into them and over them, there is no intent there....But they get carded.. People like to say "was he in a position to catch the ball?" Well, yes, take the other player out of the equation, the trajectory of the ball is right into his hands.... So why is he still carded...

It's a mess...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Referee Angus Gardner dissects controversial mid-air contest rulings

I guess FD, it's where the money is coming from, sponsors and unions...

I don't know, maybe my comment was a little ignorant, maybe players are ignorant and should be treated as such.

If I think running headfirst into a tree trunk repeatedly is good fun, shouldn't someone who oversees the event from his arm chair maybe step in and say, "that's a little dangerous mate...."

It's really catch 22... Consider the last 60 years of rugby (not that I am able to comment that far back) but rugby was played by men with jobs, they went out had a laugh, gave a bit of biff smoked some cigarettes, drank some beer then went home fans loved it, they wanted their team to win and rivalry's intensified on the field, players want to be the next best thing, so they push themselves, then as time goes on, some silly bastard or club decides HE can make money from the sport, all he needs to do is convince some good players to quit their day job, spend all day training and they'll win tournaments and the like - therefore he gets a cut/or his club which is probably got his business as a sponsor... This continues over the years to what we had 10 years ago, which is full time gym junkies running at each other breaking heads/legs and everything else, but who cares? They're probably insured right? They get paid well, until we start seeing the worst parts of repeated concussions shine through..

...Now we have an issue, I wonder if we'll soon start seeing the lads of the early pro era, suffering from more and more issues.... Problem with this is (forget human life of the player, it's worthless now he's retired) it's the image of the sport and how much that costs the unions and sponsors involved... Do you want your company name to be splashed about on a shirt that a bloke who's dribbling and can't remember his own name is wearing? So of course safety gets blasted in and us as players, amateurs and pros alike get caught up in the middle of it...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Referee Angus Gardner dissects controversial mid-air contest rulings

Basically the players are stating that they probably disagree with ANY of those incidents being card worthy....

I think this protection shit for the jumper is really ruining the sport...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Scotland's Fraser Brown shown yellow for dangerous tackle on Elliot Daly

Yup, me, Stroudos and 10 are a gymnastics trio, we're gunning for an RD team in the next Olympics.. gymnastics, ballet and cous cous eating...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Scotland's Fraser Brown shown yellow for dangerous tackle on Elliot Daly

Only the summary in that he's been cleared...No idea about why, what, who, when etc... Maybe he claimed he was framed...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

The French team has disappointed me for too long! Viva la unpredictability!

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

Haha both cracking ad....Surprised that got pulled Stroudos.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

Ahem...Oo'er..

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 3 Highlights

Lol, cheese wire posts, seeing players getting split in two as they hit them.... Certainly would cater to us non cous cous players...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago